Star in the Jar

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Book Title: Star in the Jar

Author: Sam Hay & Sarah Massini

Publisher: Egmont

Publication Date: January 2018

Suitable For: EYFS & KS1


This is a warm-hearted picture book that taps into the awe and comfort brought about by the presence of the stars in the sky.


A little boy finds a special star and does exactly what small children do when they discover something interesting; keeps it in a jar to carry around and treasure. However, as darkness falls the other stars create a message calling for the special star to be returned to its rightful place, leaving the boy and his sister (who narrates the story) to figure out that they can set it free and still take comfort in its splendour.


We love how the illustrations enchantingly contrast the dark blanket of the night sky with the

illuminated star that almost seems to be glowing from the pages.

This is a real story-time treat that is well suited to Reception and KS1 classrooms.

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· Books of the Month January 2018



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